You need to be covered by a TV Licence if you’re watching or recording programmes as they’re being shown on TV.
This applies whatever device you’re watching on – a TV, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or games console, and however you’re receiving the programmes – via an aerial, satellite, cable or streaming through the internet.
It’s the law and you risk being fined up to £1,000 if you don’t have one.
Visit the TV Licensing website for more information.
You now need a TV licence to use BBC iPlayer but it seems there is a loophole for students! You can still access iPlayer for free on mobile devices that are registered at your parents’ address (which must be registered as your primary address). Devices must not be plugged into the mains whilst viewing. This excludes PCs, but covers laptops and mobile phones.